Gatorland Birding Experience

As I continued through my great Florida Birding Adventure this past spring, I visited Gatorland. Located near Orlando, the park was founded by Owen Godwin in 1949, and is still privately owned by his family today.

They call it the “Alligator Capital of the World”. But as usual, I wasn’t there for the gators…I was there for the birds. It’s truly amazing how acclimated all the different species of nesting birds have become towards humans in that area. Getting close and taking the time to wait for great images is easy to do.  As you can see, I was even able to setup a few off-camera flashes for some creative “Lightbending” on some of the shots.

Here are just a few of my favorites from that segment of my adventure…

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